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Rideau Canal National Historic Site of Canada

Notice to Boaters - VHF Monitoring

There is no continuous monitoring of VHF channel 16 on the Ottawa River, Rideau Canal or Trent-Severn Waterway.


To enjoy a safe visit to historic canal lockstations, please:

  • stay well back from lock chamber walls and dam structures;
  • stay clear of lock operating devices;
  • do not swim or bathe in the navigation channel or within 40m of a lock gate or a dam;
  • accompany your children;
  • ask lock staff for further advice.